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Anxious Animation
Various Artists
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This ain't no Pixar. This is ain't no Disney. This ain't no foolin' around.

Anxious Animation presents six contemporary film artists who take us into surreal worlds of delirium and paranoia...

The reigning proponent of cut-and-paste, Lewis Klahr nourishes intensely private visions on the compost heap of collective unconscious through old magazines, comic books, and cocktail iconography.

Complex, poetic, and pervaded by themes of loss, Janie Geiser simultaneously creates and deconstructs fantasies through doll-like figurines, cut-outs, and found objects in her cryptic narratives.

Jim Trainor's handmade animations explore the inner lives of animals that appear strangely self-aware even as they instinctually copulate, feed, fight, kill and die.

The Bay Area collective of Rodney Ascher, Syd Garon, and Eric Henry conjure diabolical visions with digital savvy, accompanied by the manic music of Buckethead and DJ Q-Bert.



Featuring:

Lewis Klahr

  • Lulu
  • Altair
  • Pony Glass
Janie Geiser
  • Immer Zu
  • Lost Motion
Jim Trainor
  • The Bats
  • Moschops
Ascher/Garon/Henry
  • Wheel of Torment
  • Sneak Attack
  • Somebody Goofed

Special Features

  • Illustrated Program Booklet
  • Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD


This DVD is NTSC, Region 0 (playable worldwide). For commercial exhibition rates, please contact info@othercinemaDVD.com


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